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Portable Oxygen Concentrator Resource Center

Humidifier for Oxygen Therapy: When Should You Use One?

Posted by Caleb Umstead on Jul 21, 2014 2:00:00 PM

You have reached a new plateau in life, one that has medical problems that require you to make some major changes in your lifestyle. "That's all right", you tell yourself and so you dive in, trying your best to figure out how to make it all work in your favor. Let us imagine that you got the smaller sized oxygen therapy concentrator as you hope to re-discover the joy of walking. It hooks up fine, it does its job just as expected, but... after 30 minutes or more of easy walking, the interior of your nose and sinuses become dry and irritated. What can you do?

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Topics: oxygen therapy, oxygen concentrator accessories, portable oxygen concentrators, home oxygen concentrators

New Carrying Cases for the AirSep FreeStyle and FreeStyle 5

Posted by Caleb Umstead on Jun 18, 2014 6:00:00 AM

With the standard package, the AirSep FreeStyle and AirSep FreeStyle 5 portable oxygen concentrators come with a custom carrying case designed specifically for the unit. With the custom design, these carrying cases provide you with a durable and lightweight layer of protection from everyday use all while ensuring these units don't overheat. However, AirSep felt some changes needed to be made to the carrying cases and has redesigned their carrying cases for added conveniences to you, the patient. 

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Topics: oxygen concentrator accessories, AirSep FreeStyle, AirSep FreeStyle 5, AirSep

Respironics SimplyGo External Battery Module

Posted by Caleb Umstead on May 30, 2014 2:31:11 PM

At 10 pounds, the Respironics SimplyGo was the first continuous flow portable oxygen concentrator to weigh less than 15 pounds. The standard package for the SimplyGo comes with 2 external batteries, but when the SimplyGo was designed, it had the capability of housing one battery at a time. Unlike its predecssor, the Respironics EverGo, which could house two battery at a time. Many patients have asked us if ther was any way they can use two batteries at once. In the past we had to unfortunately tell them no. However, Respiornics was hard at work developing the Respironics SimplyGo External Battery Module.

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Topics: oxygen concentrator accessories, portable oxygen concentrators, Respironics SimplyGo, Respironics

The One Accessory Every Oxygen Patient NEEDS to Own!

Posted by Caleb Umstead on May 29, 2014 4:15:00 PM

For anyone who has been a patient in the hospital, they will be familiar with a nurse or respiratory therapist placing a clip-like device on a finger or earlobe. This small medical device is known as a pulse oximeter and it is used to measure the patient's oxygen saturation (SpO2) levels and pulse rate. It monitors the percentage of hemoglobin -- the protein in the blood -- that is oxygen saturated.

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Topics: oxygen therapy, oxygen concentrator accessories, pulse oximeter

Oxygen Concentrator Accessories

Posted by Duke on May 29, 2014 3:42:00 PM

The standard portable oxygen concentrator package comes with all of the accessories patients need to operate their concentrator on a daily basis. Things like accessory bags, batteries, power supplies, carrying cases, and travel carts (when necessary) are considered parts of the standard package. There may be some accessories that have multiple features or uses.

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Topics: traveling with oxygen, oxygen concentrator accessories, portable oxygen concentrators, portable oxygen

New AirSep External Power Cartridge and Charger

Posted by Duke on May 29, 2014 3:33:00 PM

AirSep has been a leading innovator in the oxygen concentrator industry. They brought you the first oxygen concentrator under 5 pounds (AirSep Freestyle), the first oxygen concentrator under 2 pounds (AirSep Focus), and the lightest full-capacity portable oxygen concentrator (AirSep Freestyle 5). 

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Topics: oxygen concentrator accessories, portable oxygen concentrators, AirSep FreeStyle, AirSep Focus, AirSep FreeStyle 5, AirSep

Best Gifts for Oxygen Patients

Posted by Caleb Umstead on May 29, 2014 3:16:00 PM

Shopping for friends and family has its ups and downs. For one, you get to see the smile on their face when they open their gifts. You also get to go through the dreaded process of finding the "perfect gift" for everyone. And if you're like me, you probably still have some last minute shopping to do. Although Christmas is rapidly approaching, take a look at these great gift ideas for the oxygen patient in your life!

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Topics: oxygen therapy, oxygen concentrator accessories

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